Our delightful little (well, medium-sized maybe 🙂 ) tabby, Smoky, can be a bit of a handful at times. One thing he has never liked is having his claws clipped. It’s a necessary evil, as if their claws are allowed to get too long they can hurt themselves if the claw gets caught in something.
Shana has done all the right things, such as trying to reassure Smoky at clipping time. And most importantly she bought proper claw clippers. A long time ago we also bought a cat harness, which tended to make Smoky more docile when he wore it. That wasn’t the original intention, but was a useful ‘side-effect’, since it should have made him easier to handle at clipping time. But despite all her efforts, every time Shana has tried to clip Smoky’s claws, she has ended up getting scratched.
And then the harness disappeared.
We searched all the usual places we might have put it, but with no luck. It will probably turn up at some later date. Meanwhile, if you want to be really really annoying, just post a comment asking ‘Where did you sse it last?’ Go on, I dare you 🙂
So Shana forked out a few pennies for a new harness. But this was a bit different. It arrived today, and it’s hot pink with white silhouettes of cat heads above crossed bones. Sort of cat vs pirate, if you will. Oh and it has a little hood. So it’s a hoodie harness.
And today, for the first time, Shana clipped several of Smoky’s claws with no problem at all, so well-behaved was our little tabby monster. Here’s what it looks like. This isn’t actually Smoky wearing it, but he looks quite similar.
I must say, Smoky looked well-suited to such a garment. I’m not sure if I should mention this, but, well, with all those kitty skull symbols and the hood and so on, he did look just a little bit, well..